Kiss of the Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning

20 May

Format: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published: May 20, 2008 (first published September 4, 2001)
Publisher: Dell
Back cover blurb:
A laird trapped between centuries…

Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side….

A woman changed forever in his arms…

Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go?

Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them … and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves….

My review:
Add Drustan MacKeltar to my ever-growing list of fictional boyfriends. Rawr! There’s nothing like a big man in a kilt, who likes purple, who’s brave and strong but with that little bit of vulnerability. And as for the image of him in those jeans… *fans self*

I enjoyed this book far more than I probably should have, and really wish I had read it before the Fever series so I could have had a better picture of the Keltar in those books. This story had a lot of the Jamie Frasers about it – a woman from the future falling through a stone circle to be with her Highland true love from centuries past – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Gwen was a fiesty modern woman who coped remarkably well being thrown back in time. A few things niggled me, but the twists and turns kept me so gripped I couldn’t put this down.

I haven’t read the first three books in this series, but I’ll definitely be picking up the next three – from what I hear they only get better.

My rating: 4/5

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